Why Not Add Beets to Your Cow Ration

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

For the first time, Feed Beets took advantage of the World Dairy Expo and shared with producers the opportunities with adding beets into their cattle rations. Lisa Butzer, marketing manager for Feed Beets, explained the nutritional elements to feeding beets and it’s benefits to beef and dairy operations. “What we are finding through nutritional surveys and testing is that as …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Dairy, Nutrition Jamie JohansenWhy Not Add Beets to Your Cow Ration

Using CAFOweb on Your Dairy Operation

Joanna Schroeder Leave a Comment

Dairy farmers in New Mexico are using a great new tool called CAFOweb. The online data management tool allows dairy farmers to better manage nitrogen. As Tara Vander Dussen and Jay Lazarus explained, nitrogen from manure solids and/or effluent can leach into the ground water is not applied at agronomic rates. In other words, said Lazarus, most dairies were not …

Agribusiness, Apps, Dairy, Verdesian Joanna SchroederUsing CAFOweb on Your Dairy Operation

Cheese, Cheese & More Cheese

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A gourmet breakfast was prepared for us during the media talk event at the 2014 World Dairy Expo by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board’s executive chef, John Esser. The meal was of course full Wisconsin cheeses. Chef Esser also prepared an omelet full of morel and leek jack cheese and a pancake packed with foenegreek gouda cheese and bacon. Another …

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Wind Turbine Up Close and Personal

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The benefit of getting an up close and personal look at a wind turbine is the view from the top of the hill. It was a cloudy day but the view at Mackies Farm in Scotland during the 2014 IFAJ Congress was still beautiful. This farm has done an excellent job of branding and marketing its products and was the …

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New Holland Pavilions Unveiled at #WDE14

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The official ribbon cutting for the New Holland Pavilions took place this morning on the opening day of the 2014 World Dairy Expo. State and county officials joined New Holland executives and other industry partners for the ceremony that took place outside the $24.9 million facility. “With the addition of the New Holland Pavilions, every livestock and agriculture association needs …

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Drink More Milk, Buy More Balers

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Exhibitors at the 2014 World Dairy Expo are the first to break in the New Holland Pavilions. Last night New Holland Agriculture hosted one of their infamous Club Blue parties for all World Dairy Expo exhibitors. The evening was full of food, drinks, music and some great conversation. Abe Hughes, VP New Holland North America, said they are so excited …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, New Holland, World Dairy Expo Jamie JohansenDrink More Milk, Buy More Balers

FAPRI: Good News and Bad News for Livestock, Grain Producers

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Livestock prices are up, but grain prices are down… that’s the good news, bad news for farmers this year. The latest report from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri says that while livestock producers are enjoying a complete reversal of fortune of not very long ago as prices for cattle, hogs and milk …

Agribusiness, Biodiesel, Dairy, Ethanol, Livestock John DavisFAPRI: Good News and Bad News for Livestock, Grain Producers

Alltech Press Conference

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During the Alltech Global Dairy and Beef Conference this afternoon Dr. Pearse Lyons held an informal press conference. Some of the first questions asked dealt with Alltech’s future plans for growth in countries like Ukraine, Russia and Australia. He also talked about his philosophy of investing in an idea, sticking with it and watching it turn into reality and grow. …

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Alltech Dares to Dream

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Dr. Pearse Lyons says he has never worked a day in his life and he means it. This man loves what he does and it shows every moment you’re in his presence. Here at the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference he welcomed us and challenged us to pursue our dreams. He also talked about his dream, the Alltech dream, …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Beef, Dairy, Video Chuck ZimmermanAlltech Dares to Dream

Opening Reception for Alltech Global

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The Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference got underway with a very tasty reception at the Centre International Deauville. Dr. Pearse Lyons welcomed us to France and then introduced some world class music. The food here in Deauville is awesome. We had some great hamburgers at the reception. I am sure it was some local Normandy beef! But that was …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Dairy Chuck ZimmermanOpening Reception for Alltech Global